Countries and cities are being offered the chance to throw their hat in the ring to host a future ITS World or European Congress.
ERTICO – ITS Europe is looking for potential hosts of the 2025 and 2026 European Congresses and the 2027 World Congress which will be based in a location within ERTICO’s juristiction.
Last year the West Midlands narrowly missed out on hosting the 2024 ITS World Congress, with Dubai being chosen as the first location outside of Europe, North America or Asia-Pacific to stage the World Congress. Previously Glasgow hosted the 2016 ITS European Congress, while London was the location for the 2006 World Congress.
“For over 30 years, ERTICO-ITS Europe, ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific have been hosting innovative ITS Congresses that present all that is new in the ITS sector,” said Lisa Boch-Andersen, ERTICO’s Director of Communication, Congresses and Events. “As a Host city, you join the extended ITS family of cities from across the world. Every Host city has felt the long-term positive economic impact on the business of their region and the benefits of being recognised as a key player in the smart mobility landscape.”
ERTICO says that every year, it organises an ITS regional Congress or World Congress in the EMEA region and they represent the yearly celebration of smart mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems, particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted and are important channels to raise awareness of smart mobility solutions among policy makers, experts and the general public. They include live sessions where industry experts present the latest developments in ITS, a showcase of cutting-edge technologies through demostrations and a vibrant exhibition. The Congresses offer stakeholders and patrons the ultimate platform to meet with industry influencers, discuss ideas and initiatives, make new contacts and promote their businesses to 1,000s of key players in the industry.
The application to host the prestigious ITS Congress is a two-stage selection process that firstly includes the evaluation of an Initial Call for Interest including a Minimum Requirement document. This is then followed by a second stage namely a full tender process. Contact Delphine Soubies as soon as possible if you wish to participate in the Call for Interest and receive the Minimum Requirements document. The deadline for this call for interest is Monday 20 June.
(Picture – UK Pavilion at ITS World Congress, Singapore 2019, courtesy ITS (UK))